Loyola’s Catholic studies minor is an interdisciplinary program that incorporates courses in philosophy, theology, history, literature, classical studies, political science, and the arts. Students in the program:
- Focus on the multicultural, multidisciplinary phenomenon of Roman Catholicism.
- Explore the Catholic intellectual tradition as a set of developing meanings and values that informs the lives of Catholic communities.
- Learn about the developing nature of Catholic beliefs and practices through history, especially Catholicism’s relationship with modern Western culture and political institutions.
- Discover what is often called the “Catholic imagination” in the production and expression of culture through literature, art, theater, and music.
- Study and engage in Catholic social teaching, issues of justice, and what the Church calls “the preferential option for the poor.”
- Discern the dynamic relationship between faith and reason.